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'''Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker''' (30 June 1817 – 10 December 1911) was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century. He was a founder of geographical botany and Charles Darwin's closest friend. For twenty years he served as Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, succeeding his father, William Jackson Hooker, and was awarded the highest honours of British science.Huxley, Leonard 1918. ''Life and letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM GCSI''. London, Murray.Turrill W.B. 1963. ''Joseph Dalton Hooker: botanist, explorer and administrator''. Nelson, London.
Birth placeHalesworth, Suffolk, England
Death date{{death date and age|1911|12|10|1817|6|30|df=y}}
Death placeSunningdale, Berkshire, England
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